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be educated. striking a chord in afghanistan where women have seen their prospects change dramatically in recent years. more than 3 million girls now get some education, that is a big rise from when they weren't allowed to go to school at all. many fear that trend could reverse itself after withdrawal of foreign troops. >> an old seen in a changing afghanistan. it is the time of the potato harvest. the children are working in the field that they have done -- as they have done for centuries. families depend on their labour. while the 10-year-old helps out with the farming, she also goes to school. making the long walk every day. >> i am in the second class. we did not have school before. i am really happy i am going to school. >> today is a lesson in the local language. in one fifth of afghan women can read or write, but that is a big improvement from a decade ago. the schools in remote areas are helping. there is a big turnout for the launch of this government school. 3 million afghan girls are getting some education. it still leaves 2 million that have never been the class. but attitu
by the taliban. the pakastani girls are demanding an education. the economic crisis and some are ready to celebrate. and he may be -- they may be numbered two on the ticket, but the vice presidential candidates traded verbal blows last night as election day lems. -- looms. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. today people in pakistan observed a day of prayer for malala yousafzai. she is a 14-year-old girl shot in the head by the taliban. her crime was to campaign for girls like herself to have an education. the attack has been condemned across the globe. our journalist was the first to report from her home town. >> prayers across pakistan have been dedicated to malala. the 14-year-old remains in critical condition, three days after a taliban assassin shot her in the head. just two weeks ago the girl that has become the focus of worldwide attention was filmed at home, helping her younger brother with his work. it is for her own writings she became famous. the school flag flies at half mast. the students do not know when she will return here t
for education. still critical and now moved to another hospital. it's midday here in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington where the sporting icon lance armstrong's reputation has suffered yet another blow at the american anti-doping agency labeled him a serial cheat. they have accused him of being at the heart of the most sophisticated doping program ever seen in the sport. it says armstrong used illegal blood and drug transfusions and led his teammates to do the same. >> the american anti-doping agency says it is beyond doubt. lance armstrong won the tour de france seven times by cheating. >> the scientific documents that are there, the financial records, the emails, it paints an undeniable web of unfortunately the deepest and the most sophisticated professionalized drug program that we've ever seen a team run. >> lance armstrong has been accused of doping before. what's new, and perhaps most damning in this report are allegations from other teammates that he bullied them into taking performance enhancing drugs. that he was in charge of the illegal operation. >> you've got a team-run, a
in education achievement and german schools. >> and 50 years of james bond, but first, here are some other stories making news. authorities in southwestern china say 18 children are dead after a landslide buried their school. triggered by days of sustained rain, the landslide also blocked a nearby river, causing flooding that has hampered rescue efforts. >> berlin is seeking to acquire the german embassy building in the czech capital, prague. thousands of east germans were told that they were free to travel to the west. a milestone on the road to german reunification. >> the greek prime minister has warned that the economic crisis in his country is threatening democracy. soaring unemployment is putting a huge strain on greek society, and right wing extremism is on the rise. samaras compared the situation to the economic chaos in germany before the rise of the nazis in the 1930's. >> a wide-ranging study centering on 27,000 german fourth graders in 1300 schools has confirmed the disturbing differences between the country's regions and social class is when it comes to educational achievement
in the side of the pakistani taliban. she defied them by campaigning for better education for girls and openly criticized the extremists. where she lives, girls were long forbidden from going to school. islamic militants battled the government for control over the region for years. many admire how malala spoke out against talibani rule. >> we pray for her and that others can embrace her views. >> women's protests have been gaining momentum in morocco as well. the fate of a teenage girl has galvanized support for an end to forced marriage. the girl was 15 when she was raped by a man 10 years her senior, so her family could save face, they marry her off to the rapist. she later killed herself with rat poison. >> he had to marry her. people were talking badly about my daughter. she lost her honor. no one would have taken her. >> moroccan law allows a rapist to avoid jail if he marries his victim. for the man, it is a way out. for her, it was a death sentence. >> to talk more about this, i am joined by the head of planned international germany, one of the world's oldest children's development orga
economic security, education and child health. and provide policy recommendations to improve the outcomes in these areas. following the release of the state of american child report, senator dodd and senator bob casey called on first focus and translates great patriotic report card to provide a holistic picture of children's unmet needs in america and policy suggestion on how to meet those needs. so one of the things when we think about this report is we -- i have four kids and i went back to school night, in the past few weeks and i figured out that my kids it created about 300 times a year, with its tests, quizzes, homework assignments, plus all the testing that are required by national policy. so, you know, no child left behind, et cetera. so 300 times we assess kids to you. so what we thought about it was how about how we all as a nation are doing on kids. so what's our report on how we are faring for kids? so this is a chance to turn that around and great ourselves. copies of the report are available, as you all know and also on our website. our grades are not accessing a particular
class does not have its taxes go up and making sure that we invest in education and infrastructure and innovation. the alternative choice that has been presented is that we should lower taxes for millionaires and billionaires and in order to pay for that, we have to turn medicare into a voucher program. we have to get investments in education and innovation, research and development, border security, diplomatic security. that is not the right answer. that is not the right approach. we have tried it. it did not work. we should not go back. >> [inaudible] and the former regional security officer have both suggested there were efforts from the u.s. embassy in libya to have more security at the state department. state department officials would not let it happen. why? why would the state department not listen to these men on the ground in libya who wanted more security? >> as i said, there is no question that the results of what happened in benghazi is not acceptable. four americans killed is not an acceptable situation, and that is what the president moved so quickly to ensure that an
, but for those who make a million dollars or more. making the investments in education, making the investments in research, and we make those investments together and build a future. that is what it will take over the long run to build a stronger future here in western massachusetts, all across the commonwealth, and all across the country. >> thank you. before i start, i want to thank the mayor for your endorsement and support. thank you both for coming. this is actually about jobs and economy. the whole race is about that. we held one of our first jobs fares here because we want to connect people with jobs. when you put a title on a bill in washington that says jobs bill, you have to read the bill. those bills in particular were rejected in a bipartisan manner, and that means democrats and republicans recognize that by taking for under $50 billion in taxes out of the private sector and giving it to washington to increase government spending, that is not the answer. the best answer is to come and put the money in the communities. i went down there today and he did not say, thank you for coming
heard fissured the university of texas at austin, the affirmative action policies in higher education. abigail fisher was denied admission to the university of texas at austin in 2008. fischer sued, arguing that racial minorities with worse credentials were accepted ahead of her because she was white. she contend that the schools use of of race in nations violates the u.s. constitution's guarantee of equal protection. a previous court ruling allows race to be one factor considered to achieve diversity. this is an hour and 20 minutes. >> well, i get to say that this is case of love and 345, fisher of the of texas at austin. and you get to say -- >> general suter trained me too well. chief justice and members of the court, may i please the court. the essential issue here is whether the university of texas at austin and can carry its burden of proving that its use of race as an nation plus factor and the consequent denial of equal treatment, which is the central mandate of equal protection clause to abigail fisher met the two test of strict scrutiny, which are applicable. >> before we ge
that the narrow focus on racial diversity in higher education has eclipsed larger issues of class and the quality, among colleges and universities. so, in advance of the u.s. supreme court's oral arguments in fisher versus university of texas, which will take place next week, the century foundation put together a report which i am going to outline which looks at the question, is it possible to create racial and ethnic diversity without using race, and instead paying attention to larger issues of economic equality in our society. it is called a better affirmative action. it makes three main points. the first, that racial affirmative action is likely on its way out. affirmative action based on race was always meant to be temporary by those who originally envisioned it, a deviation for a period of time away from the non-discrimination principle. but now there are both legal and political forces that appear to be bringing affirmative action to a end. to begin with, it is highly unpopular among average american voters. if you look at the supreme court briefs in the fisher case, you would think there i
the educational experience of all pupils. >> caller: that's good. i guess it goes back to the case the was deemed moot anyway, but the fact of the matter is when you are laying on that table and you are about to have brain surgery, it doesn't matter what color the surgeon is. i don't care if he is black, white, it doesn't make any difference. the fact of the matter is if they were granted admission to school simply based on the fact of their skin color, that in itself is discriminatory. >> host: okay. carroll. oklahoma city. independent. good morning. >> caller: good morning. i would say that i hope [inaudible] they don't intervene because that affirmative action of white women versus african-american women for jobs and positions and i think it is being used in that respect. hopefully the supreme court will step down and allow it to continue as it is. >> host: okay. new hampshire. the democratic call. good morning, now three. what are your thoughts? >> caller: i just think it's unfortunate that today we need this kind of law we. look at the ayaan to leave the unemployment rate on its higher among
toys and he'll play with a stick. but if you take away early childhood education, slash k-through 12 funding, they won't go far. >> jennifer: that ad is airing in colorado, florida, ohio virginia, wisconsin. michelle do you think that that message is effective with parents? swing states? >> i think it's a very compelling ad. it will hit parents, women, children. it's going to hit white middle class voters who firmly believe and understand that the way to be prepared for a 21st century work force is through education. if you live in ohio, wisconsin, michigan, if you live in states where manufacturing jobs are disappearing, you know the way to find a job is education, and for that reason alone, it is a very, very compelling ad. >> jennifer: the nra has come out with a new ad. do you think that because of nra is using a bit of fear in its ads do you think it is going to work in 2012? >> no. i have been to more gun shows than probably any democrat in washington, d.c. and prosably most states around this country. >> jennifer: really? >> yeah, it's one of the things
, not for most people, but for those who make a million dollars or more. making the investments in education, making the investments in research, and we make those investments together and build a future. that is what it will take over the long run to build a stronger future here in western massachusetts, all across the commonwealth, and all across the country. >> thank you. mr. brown? >> thank you. before i start, i want to thank the mayor for your endorsement and support. thank you both for coming. economy. the whole race is about that. we held one of our first jobs fares here because we want to connect people with jobs. when you put a title on a bill in washington that says jobs bill, you have to read the bill. those bills in particular were rejected in a bipartisan manner, and that means democrats and republicans recognize that by taking for under $50 billion in taxes out of the private sector and giving it to washington to increase government spending, that is not the answer. the best answer is to come and put the money in the communities. i went down there today and he did not say, tha
] be a nurse. after being a nurse for about twenty years i decided that i need to further my education. my masters degree was done completely online and that gave me the freedom and ability to do my education while i raised my kids and worked full time. raising my kids as a single mom and having them see me get my education online and work full-time has given them the opportunity to see that they can do anything that they want to. i'm currently the hospital administrator for two public hospitals. we serve patients who might not otherwise get care. i teach an online nursing program. i feel that i'm giving back something to the nurses that are attempting to get their bachelors degree like i did. doing online education is something that i suggest to many, many people. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> cenk: mitt romney finally gave his big foreign policy speech, and i want to go to work, so i let's get started. >> romney: i know the president hopes for a safer freer prosperous middle east alive with us. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. we cannot support our friends and defeat our enemi
the numbers say more about education and training than about race. he says less skilled less educated workers are doing poorly no matter what race they are are from. in washington, molly henneberg, fox news. >>> the problem we he have here is we have the democrats bragging about scoring field goals when we need touchdowns. >> they were rooting for a fumble and t is unbelievable that they are disappointd that we have a 44 month low in the unemployment rate. >> shannon: sunday football talk. not the kind that we are expecting here because now just 30 days left for president obama and governor romney to make their cases to voters before election day. it has been almost a week and both sides are still trying to clarify things that were said at last week's debate and tweak some strategy as they move on to the next one. i'm shannon bream. hour number two of america's news headquarters live from the nation's capital starts right now. >>> we begin with news on the unemployment rate. down to the lowest number since president obama took office. his campaign says that proves the president's policies are
really good academic education but they've also really gotten spectacular education in living with the folks who are the real virginia today. we're increasingly diverse state and that's an important part of medication. -- education. i would hope what the supreme court would do in this case would be they would affirm that it is ok for a public institution, whether it's government body handing out contracts or student or college admitting students, that it's ok for them to try to make sure that their student body looks like the state looks. they should if at all practical use factors on race and economic disadvantage, are you the first in your family to go to college? but if you see public institutions where the numbers of students dramatically different then the state population, i think it's an indication of challenge and problem that we have to try to solve. i strongly believe the diversity of our commonwealth is the strength, diversity of our nation is a strength and we ought to see diversity in our public bodies. >> mr. allen? >> i'm in some agreement with tim's expressions
because they recognize that the path of education has to be open to every society, and we need to have kids learning from each other in the classroom, on the campus, on the fields of competition and everywhere. >> and so mr. taylor, what's the matter with that argument? how is it that your interpretation and those who are going to be arguing on the same side that you are is that affirmative action is actually serving as a crutch and that it hurts the very people that it is designed to serve and help? >> well, let me begin by saying i agree with mr. adigbuleh that a racial adversity and especially intellectual diversity is a good thing to have. the question is how far you're going to compromise other values, such as merit selection and the well-being of the individual students to accomplish that. by using very large racial preferences, much larger than most people realize in terms of the academic gaps between entering students who are black or hispanic or white or asian, there is kind of a hierarchy with asians at the top in terms of academic qualifications. by using very large racial p
' education, but her success made her a target for the taliban. the cold-blooded shooting of such an innocent victim has united most of pakistan and its immediate in a wave of revulsion. this shopkeeper says that it is the proof of brutality. this is not an attack on malala, but all the daughters of this nation. the taliban has justified the attack, saying malala was pro- western. some tribal leaders said this was against their -- against islamic practice. >> there are less than four weeks to go until american voters cast their ballots. the presidential candidates are fighting for votes. nevada has the highest rates. residents want help. the candidates are promising to do more, but can they fix america's housing crisis? last week, i went to las vegas, where life is in short supply -- where luck is in short supply. know where have they partied harder -- nowhere have they partied harder. they didn't just gamble with chips. they risked the future, too. >> i was one of the ones to over-extended and spend beyond their means -- ones who over- extended and spent beyond their means. >> she walked awa
removed a bullet from the injured schoolgirl and education rights campaigner malala yousafzai. the 14-year-old was shot in the head on tuesday on her way home from school in the northwest region. the taliban, will pose girls attending school, have said they carried out the attack. for more on this story we can speak to the bbc's aleem maqbool ashais on his way to push war. >> we are just outside the combined military office, which is where she is being treated. we have spoken to one of her cousins who says that she is stable. a few hours after the attack on yesterday the situation became very critical and there were very worried. but there was an operation overnight and the bullet was removed. for the time being it does appear she is stable. doctors have been warning that she is not get out of danger. >> i have been reading there's been lots of condemnation of what took place. do you think this will have a wider effect on the way in which people view the taliban, on the way people view islamic extremism? >> there has been occasion where that has happened, where a particular case has galvan
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days to go, and we're focused on voter registration, getting our voters more educated, and then out to vote, and when you talk about all those polls, one poll up, one poll down, what i'm focused on is the polls opening, at least in pennsylvania and many other places across the country, on november 6th, because the only poll that matters is the poll on election day. polls open at 7:00 in philly, close at 8:00. that's what we're talking about. >> okay. let's take a look, president obama spoke to his hollywood backers last night at an l.a. fund-raiser. it sounded like he realized how bad things went. he wasn't as good as you were right now, mayor nutter, but let's take a look. >> everybody here is incredible professionals, such great friends, and they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. back in 2008 everybody always remembers the victory, but they don't always remember the bumps in the road. things always look good in retrospect, but in the middle of it we made all kinds of mistakes. we goofed up. i goofed up, but the american people carried us forwa
this half seriously, half tongue in cheek-- i'd like to see arne duncan, secretary of education, be put in charge of middle east policy. because i tnk what really neeto be moving toward this there is a kind of race formula. >> rose: we continue looking at foreign policy issues in the campaign with david sanger of "new york times" and richard haass in the council on foreign relations. >> he basically laid out a conditional foreign policy. saying "look, the era where we give aid to you all and you act as you see it is over. we will work with you but only so long as if you meet us halfway, whether it's protecting our diplomatic missions, the way you eatwomen, grls and minorities, your foreign policy against israel and terrorism." i think that's an important statement and i think it's one that people in both parties should be able to support. >> he wants to portray president obama has an outlier in american foreign policy. in fact, one of the foreign policy advisors made the point that president obama in his view had departed from 70 years of bipartisan agreement, an agreement in which you
of the opposition. and the elections that were held this summer were an education precisely for introducing under the aegis of in effect regime sponsorship, a new element of political personnel authorized to found new parties as a way of being put into the political disposition. at the same time it's a regime that doesn't hesitate to make deals even with opposition figures when it decides that that's a smart thing to do. third element is of course the stake -- the stick. it's been striking that while generally seeking to co-opt, bite off, the regime has been taking a very hard line against certain elements of a certain source of unrest, particularly those unemployed to come instead of queuing up to get credit can have actually been demonstrating, demanding jobs. nuance actually matters on that nuance depends on whether you get a handout or -- [inaudible]. the regime is not interested in really undertaking and you've got a change in economic policy that leads to significant job creation. and, therefore, it's been quite harsh with those elements of the algerian youth demanding that, and campaigning
, the right of education, the right for peace. so i didn't. >> some people might say, you're 14, you don't have any rights. you just have to listen to mom and dad. >> no, i have rights. i have the right of education. i have the right to play. i have the right to sing. i have the right to talk. i have the right to go to market. i have the right to speak up. >> what an amazing girl she is. and the taliban issued a chilling threat though today saying if the teenager survives this time, they will "certainly kill her the next." and toyota is announcing a global recall of more than 7 million cars. about 2 million here in the u.s. due to a power window problem that poses a fire risk. no accidents or deaths have been reported. the recall which includes a variety of models across multiple years is the company's largest since its infamous sticky accelerator issue back in 2009 and 2010. and if you've had your air bags replaced in the last three years, federal officials are warning they could be counterfeit and dangerous. authorities tested ten fake air bags seized as part of a criminal investigatio
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is peaceful and meant to educate the public about their cause. we have more information about a story we first told you about yesterday here on mornings on 2. the woman killed in a crash on southbound 880 has been identified as 49-year-old palo alto resident charlotte sue seth faith. that is when police say her car was hit by a suspected drunk driver. she died at the scene. >>> daly city police are investigating the accident that killed one six-year-old girl and two others with life threatening injuries. officers aren't sure why a mini van plowed into a group of pedestrians at a st. andrews church yesterday morning. a six-year-old girl, her mother and another were taken to the hospital where the girl died. >> you know it could be somebody that we know's relative or something. i'm just shocked. >> prayers are with the family. sorry. >> both victims remain in the hospital. the driver of the mini van was distraught at the scene and was not arrested or cited. >>> so far weekend of wall to wall events in san francisco has largely been a success. there will be more chances to get down like that. tod
teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. took hours to work or made me drowsy. after allegra, i have the only 24-hour medicine that's both fast and non-drowsy. after allegra, i have it all. >>> when people talk of free done and i have heard you talk of freedom they look at iran and they say that there are still laws banning homosexuality. you have a law that bans single won from going skiing on their own. and they say what kind of freedom is that, if people can't be gay because they were born that way or they can't go skiing as a single woman? what do you say to the critics? >> translator: now i have a managed to mix a number of things here. for a single lady to go on a trip to go skiing, is that -- is that forbidden in iran? who has told you that? >> it's not forbidden? >> transtor: i'm hearing it from you. >> it has been widely reported that you brought in a rule that said single women could not go skiing. are you now telling me they can? >> translator: i am hearing it from you, sir, for the ver
improvements in public education, safety, welfare reform, and i described how worked with leaders in the other party to get results for the people. the bad economy, his decision, his choice serving as national party chairman rather than focusing on the economic crisis in virginia. it is the great, and answer a question in this campaign. how does a governor decide to take on a second job, giving partisan speeches, well over 100,000 jobs are lost here in virginia. if he had given his governorship the full attention, he might have avoided some mistakes like increase in college tuition by over 40%. if he had been listening to the people of virginia who are really facing tough times, he might not have proposed raising taxes on working people, working women, seniors, small business owners, and people earning $17,000. he might tip been against the sequestration deal threatening jobs in virginia right now. but he made different choices. soon, you'll get to choose. if i have the honor of being your senator, i will give all my energy to working with both parties and getting america us sending once again
take race into account in fashioning their student bodies to make sure there is educational diversity. >> what is the university of system for acceptance? guest: bic most kids from the top 10 system, the top 10 percentage of schools in texas. then it is about 75% of the class. the of a 25% is admitted on the way that most universities admit, the look of the entire file, academic credentials, but all other factors, life experiences, rick and assist the city -- race and ethnicity. the last part is what abigail objects to. there is no role for the government to be sort of people by race. >> the university of texas of austin's has what? guest: they say the supreme court has endorsed education and diversity as a compelling goal for the government and an exception to the usual rule that the government should not be classified people by race. it is true, and a 5-4 decision, the supreme court said that, but the key vote, sandra day o'connor, has retired, replaced by a more conservative judge, samuel alito, so in that they give us a new result. >> what is the result of this, who will hear it,
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